disrupt_dDisruptive View is a digital news magazine delivering weekly #business, #technology, and #crowdfunding news spotlighting disruptive innovations and ideas. News stories curated from open sources to inform innovative entrepreneurs, business leaders, and tech savvy consumers designed to change the way you look at business. A platform delivering weekly radio interviews, video news and special features highlighting social innovators and business leaders disrupting current markets.

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BUSINESS

Starting from scratch: The birth of a small business

By Tiffany Kjos | Arizona Daily Star

 

About 98 percent of local companies are small businesses – and nearly 60 percent of U.S. startups fail within the first four years. The Star followed a new business through its first year to chronicle the ups and downs of getting started.

That business, Chantilly Tea Room and Gift Boutique, marks its first birthday this week. A four-part series on the journey starts today and continues Monday through Wednesday in the Business section.

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TECHNOLOGY

Samsung’s ‘Clear’ Truck Aims to Make the Roads Safer

By Alyssa Newcomb| ABC News

 

Samsung wants to leverage its technological expertise to make the roads a safer place.

It’s a situation most drivers have experienced plenty of times: You’re driving down a two-lane highway, stuck behind a slow-moving semi truck and unsure if it’s safe to drive in the opposite lane to pass the vehicle.

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CROWDFUNDING

Why Crowdfunding Is A Gamechanger Texas Startups

By Marty Martinez |Fort Work

It’s true. Almost anyone can become an investor in a startup thanks to the Texas State Securities Board, which approved the rules to regulate the way startups and investors conduct equity crowdfunding. As a result, more than 20 million unaccredited investors will soon be able to invest up to $5,000 per year in equity investments for small businesses raising under $1 million. The equity crowdfunding rules are important to Texas because of the many startups — especially technology companies — relying on investment capital to grow. Two companies in Texas have successfully raised capital using Texas’ new equity crowdfunding portals.

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